Robin Wright is set to bring some Underwood class to the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, with "final negotiations" now taking place to bring her aboard the highly anticipated project. Though Wright's part (replicant or human?) hasn’t been revealed, Variety reports it is most certainly a "key role."
As previously reported, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 classic will see Harrison Ford returning to provide a 2016 take on the life and times of Rick Deckard. Ryan Gosling, man of many joys, is set to co-star. "At Sony, we have made a strong commitment to the international marketplace," Tom Rothman, Sony boss, said in a press release quoted by Indiewire in January. "We know of few projects with greater international potential than the long dreamed of sequel to Blade Runner, especially given the all-star creative team Andrew [Kosove] and Broderick [Johnson] have assembled."
Though Ridley Scott will not return to direct the tentatively titled Blade Runner 2, he will be back in the universe as an executive producer. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) will direct from a script by Michael Green and original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher. After securing Wright following a series of House of Cards-related scheduling conflicts, the film is set to start filming in July with a planned release of Jan. 12, 2018. Just one year later, Ford will be back in theaters with the recently confirmed Indiana Jones 5.